A love story ends in tragedy: Antigone, herself from an incestuous family, defies the king’s ban and buries her brother. The king makes her pay for her sisterly love and conscience with a draconian punishment, which ultimately results in her suicide. While Antigone oversteps prohibitions, Trajal Harrell breaks laws with dance. In his version of the Greek tragedy, he combines subcultural voguing and post­modern dance. The opening evening of Tanz in Bern promises dazzling extra­vagance, tender brilliance, and sultry pathos.

The New York choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell is an internationally renowned artist. His per­formance series, which are categorised by age group and clothing size, shed light on current topics relating to gender, sexuality, and class.

Credits

Choreografie: Trajal Harrell. Tänzer*innen: Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac, Stephen Thompson, Ondrej Vidlar. Bühnenbild: Erik Flatmo. Lichtdesign: Jan Maertens. Sounddesign: Robin Meier & Trajal Harrell. Lichttechnik: Sylvaine Rausa. Technische Leitung: Alex Symes, Bob Bellerue. Dramaturgie: Gérard Mayen. Tourmanagement: Felicitas Willems. Produktion: Causecélèbre asbl. Company Manager: Jean Stephan Kiss. Diffusion and Distribution: Art Happens. Koproduktion: New York Live Arts, CNDC Angers, CCN Belfort, HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Residenz-Unterstützung: wpZimmer Antwerp, Workspace Brussels, Pact Zollverein – Essen, Dansens Hus Stockholm.

Foundation support has been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The Multi-Arts Production Fund, and the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation with Major Support received from The Alfred Meyer Foundation.